Office of Sponsored Research

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ABOUT THE OFFICE OF SPONSORED RESEARCH 

The landscape in which research grants and contracts are bid for and won is a competitive one, and global in nature. Research is becoming more international and more interdisciplinary, making the management of research funding an increasingly complex task. Furthermore, granting agencies and governments seek transparency and value for money.  People, processes and systems are key factors in delivering research excellence, both operationally and strategically.

At the University, research administration is continually evolving to fit the dynamic nature of the environment. In late 2013, the OFFICE OF SPONSORED RESEARCH was set up as a global office to facilitate researchers across all campuses of the University in promoting, applying and availing of funding both from internal and external sources.

SERVICES OFFERED:

  • PRE-AWARD
    • Pre-proposal support (identification of opportunities, funding sources, etc.).
    • Providing leadership to small or large PIs/faculty in projects requiring partnerships with outside resources 
    • Coordination with external funding agencies for electronic submissions and reviews as well as timely institutional sign-ups with funding bodies;  
  • POST-AWARD
    • Manage Award
    • Receive, review, fund and monitoring of University Research Council awards
  • OTHER
    • Patenting and commercialization in coordination with the Legal Office
    • Management of databases and records 
    • Consultancies

For queries related to sponsored research and programmes, please contact:

Please call +92 21 3493 0051, Ext. 4111
Time: From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm​ to 5:00 pm (local Karachi time)
Days: Monday to Friday​